Three generations of women converge on the family beach house in this wickedly funny, emotionally resonant story of love and dysfunction from the author of the best-selling debut novel Commencement (“One of this year’s most inviting summer novels” — The New York Times ). The Kelleher family... read more
“"The Kellehers prided themselves on coming together when something vaguely resembling a tragedy occurred-anything from a funeral to a flat tire. Perhaps this was one of the benefits of having a large family, but to Kathleen it always seemed slightly disingenuous, as if they were making up for the horrible ways they had treated one another over the years simply by taking someone's temperature or making a casserole."”Kathleen
“Somewhere in the back of her mind, she thought that maybe they wouldn't have a life together, and this whole situation would turn out to be an extension of her foolish history with men -- huge, impossible hopes that eventually came to nothing.”Maggie in regard to boyfriend Gabe
“Every day the city broke her heart: each morning she saw homelessness, illness, cruelty, right there in front of her. The brutality would sometimes spring forth from nowhere.”Maggie
“"Oh, it's beautiful," Ann Marie said. "It's even prettier than the picture." It was rather lovely, the kind of thing that could stoke your imagination and make you believe that you belonged on an English hillside somewhere, raising sheep and reading poetry and permanently deleting your e-mail account.”
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